Today’s quote comes to us from Washington Post columnist and MSNBC regular, Jennifer Rubin – who, incredibly, used to be characterized as a political conservative.
The quote involves her reaction to president Trump claiming that the number of deaths in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria was greatly exaggerated.
Says Ms. Rubin:
“Donald Trump has killed those people twice. Once through neglect in oversight, and secondly, disgracing [sic] that they died at all.
And that’s what death denial, that’s what Holocaust denial, that’s what all these denial syndromes are all about, is killing the person twice.”
Is this woman on drugs?
Let’s start with an obvious question: given that hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on September 20th, 2017 – just 8 months after president Trump took office, what exactly did he do to cause it? What could he have done? And what exactly did he do to put Puerto Rico in the condition it was in, that it would not be able to withstand Maria.
And if it isn’t him, then it must have been one or more previous Presidents. Would Ms. Ruben like to comment on what they did or didn’t do on behalf of Puerto Rico? I guess not.
Then we get to the issue of that total count. Can anyone tell us whether the criteria used to get to 2,975 are exactly the same as the criteria used for other hurricanes? Before we draw any conclusions about it’s validity or lack of same, it seems to me that should be known.
Finally, it takes a special kind of hatred to in any way conflate a natural disaster like a hurricane with the holocaust. if Ms. Rubin has any shame at all, this would be an excellent time for a profuse apology to us all, but very especially to holocaust victims and their families.
Jennifer Rubin wins Quote Of The Day (dis)honors for making a complete fool of herself in an effort to defame someone she hates so much that she would do it this way.
If Ms. Rubin actually believes any of what she said, she should seek help. Serious help.